Marselan is a red French wine grape variety that is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. It was first bred in 1961 by Pauel Truel in Montepelier, southern France. Its name refers to Marseillan, the commune on the Mediterranean coast between Montpellier and Beziers. It is mostly found in Languedoc but there are some plantings in Penedes, Spain and in California.
Marselan is one of the more successful crosses, it being particularly good at combining resisting disease and producing high quality grapes. The wines are generally aromatic, deep coloured, well structured and has the potential to age well.
We have two new excellent Marselan wines: